The Coral Gables Museum is showing free Italian films once a month in the courtyard this fall. The first film will be the "L'Estate di Martino" (2010) directed by Massimo Natale (which is also being shown free at The Wolfsonian-FIU Friday). All films are in Italian with English subtitles. The film will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the court...

Mario M. Cuomo's hate-hate relationship with "The Godfather" has been well documented. For four decades, he refused even to see any of the movies or, presumably, to read Mario Puzo's book. He all but denied that the Mafia existed. And who could forget that unfortunate slip of the tongue during the 1992 presidential campaign, when Bill Clinton sugge...

"Passione. Musica. Violenza. Vita." These four words flashed on the screen amidst clips of fighting, dancing, kissing and beautiful Italian scenery. And so started a weekend full of Italian theatre.   This past weekend, the eighth annual Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival took place in the Sottile Theatre in full force. The College of Charl...

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Hours: 6:00 p.m. Site: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 In collaboration with: https://neorealism.eventbrite.com A discussion with the Director David Lee Morea and Alberto Zambenedetti, Professor of Cinema Studies at Oberlin College Neorealism - Screening...

by Roberto Natalini   Vi piacerebbe vedere l'attrice americana Sharon Stone servire pizza ai clienti in un ristorante di Roma, oppure le star Antonio Banderas e Cameron Diaz con un gigante cono gelato in mano, piuttosto che il regista Quentin Tarantino alle prese con un piatto di spaghetti? Durante il mese di maggio sarà possibile osservare...

The Godfather or The Godfather Part II: Which is the superior entry in Francis Ford Coppola's masterful mob trilogy? It's a debate film buffs have been engaged in for 40 years, and one that will probably go on for another 400.   We asked one of the men closest to the Corleone family saga, Al Pacino, if he could make that Sophie's Choice — an...

Date: Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015 Time: See link to festival programme. Location: PFA Theatre: 2575 Bancroft Way (between College and Telegraph), Berkeley. Organized by: BAM/PFA In collaboration with: Luce Cinecittà; IIC SF; Colpa Cinema; Film Forum, New York; Rialto Pictures; Janus Films/Criterion Pictures.   One o...

Why change a winning formula? We're guessing that's what Francis Ford Coppola has been asking himself before embarking on his new project: a currently untitled film that will focus an Italian-American family and span their experiences over thirty years (from 1930s to 1960s).   We imagine Coppola'll be rewatching his classic The Godfather sin...

Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival took advantage of Columbus Day to announce the recipient of its 2014 Italian-American Icon Award. David O. Russell will be feted at the upcoming edition of the festival. The New York-born director is of Lucanian origin on his mother's side.   Last year, the festival presented him with the Capri Ma...

by Jonathan Bazzi On the cover with Daniel Craig in a beautiful photo taken by the great Rankin, Monica Bellucci is more enchanting than ever. The photo immortalises the magnificent couple in Spectre, the highly anticipated new film recounting the latest escapades of English secret agent James Bond, filmed in London, Rome, Mexico City, the Alps an...